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40 Outstanding Contemporary Amazing Male Poets GREAT MUST READS

M. E. S. "GAPoet"
The list author says: "See my other list for 40 Great Female Poets of today's day and age. Again, there are so many. Notice some are not "contemporary" by definition but they ahve a feel of/being connected to contemporaries. If I had more room, I would include: Robert Pinsky, Floyd Skloot, James Merrill, Bruce Bond, James Dickey, Stephen Dobyns, Jake Adam York, Philip Schultz, Richard Wilbur, Philip Larkin, Whitman (the grandfather of poetry), Carl Dennis, and Dick Allen just to name a few!"
The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)
The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)
"i recommend starting with 20 Love Songs and a Song of Despair. Even translated, it is breath-taking, sensuality."
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (English and German Edition)
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (English and German Edition)
"Stephen Mitchell does a fantastic job translating. Heavy stuff. read it."
Rose (New Poets of America)
Rose (New Poets of America)
"Almost any of his books will stir your muse."
William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems (American Poets Project)
William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems (American Poets Project)
"A true master of brievity, a "father" of poetry. Does that make Whitman the grandfather?"
Above the River: The Complete Poems
Above the River: The Complete Poems
"Selected or Collected or this edition. Buy one. Now!"
New Selected Poems
New Selected Poems
"What Work Is (my favorite) and the Simple Truth (another good book) are perfect companions to this master of narrative poetry."
Search Party: Collected Poems
Search Party: Collected Poems
"the author is William Matthews. Don't miss out on his poetry! Influenced heavily by jazz"
A Field Guide to the Heavens (Wisconsin Poetry Series)
A Field Guide to the Heavens (Wisconsin Poetry Series)
"Night of a thousand Blossoms and his other work pulls imagery together in a wonderful way."
Selected Poems (Borzoi Poetry)
Selected Poems (Borzoi Poetry)
"Sometimes lost in the shuffle. Shamelessly so."
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
"This author sometimes gets under people's skin, but I find him both funny and full of the everyday. Wondeful!"
The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems
The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems
"Also check out his Poet's Choice where he will introduce you to other great sometimes forgotten writers! For the Sleepwalkers is his best book, but Wild Gratitude and Earthly measures have fantastic ones too!"
Mysticism for Beginners: Poems
Mysticism for Beginners: Poems
"I have not read his newest work but his work will touch your soul even in translation!"
The Flying Change: Poems
The Flying Change: Poems
"Won a Pulitzer for this book back in the 80s, so why doesn't anyone know his work????"
Traveling Light: COLLECTED AND NEW POEMS (Illinois Poetry Series)
Traveling Light: COLLECTED AND NEW POEMS (Illinois Poetry Series)
"Lyrical, narrative, beautiful."
Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems
Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems
"His Art of Description (or really any book in that series On Writing) is super educational! This book puts together his greatest hits, which is long, but then he writes long poems!"
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)
"Such a strong powerful voice!"
The Great Fires: Poems, 1982-1992
The Great Fires: Poems, 1982-1992
"Why hasn't this poet won any fo the big prizes? really."
Some Jazz a While: COLLECTED POEMS
Some Jazz a While: COLLECTED POEMS
"a wonder."
Paper Cathedrals: Poems (Wick Poetry First Book Series)
Paper Cathedrals: Poems (Wick Poetry First Book Series)
"Worthy of a Wick award."
Shells (Yale Series of Younger Poets)
Shells (Yale Series of Younger Poets)
"A shame he had to fall into a volcano at such an early age. His first book was as fantastic as his second book was bad. Alas, there will never be a third."
The Selected Levis: Revised Edition (Pitt Poetry Series)
The Selected Levis: Revised Edition (Pitt Poetry Series)
"Worth every penny."
A New Selected Poems
A New Selected Poems
"Have you read this modern marvel? Have ya?"
Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
"New and Selected or any collection. he feels the earth."
Nightworks: Poems 1962-2000
Nightworks: Poems 1962-2000
"I can't understand why everyone isn't drawn to this?"
Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected
Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected
"This or the Collected. brings nature to a new light."
Midwest Eclogue: Poems
Midwest Eclogue: Poems
"Many poets have hailed him as great. Still many do not know his work. Buy it now!"
New and Selected Poems 1974-1994
New and Selected Poems 1974-1994
"His first selected work. He actually has two: the other goes on over the next 15 years and it ain't skimpy!"
Under the Vulture-Tree
Under the Vulture-Tree
"I confess to owning his Under the Armour not this book, but clearly, this is his most famous!"
The Man in the Middle (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)
The Man in the Middle (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)
"intriguing work"
Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo
Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo
"The Triggering Town: Lectures and essays on Poetry and Writing is perhaps his most well known book, but let's not forget his poems!"
Heart's Needle
Heart's Needle
"Truly worth of a Pulitzer! Confessional at its finest. I you like dramatic monologues, check out his controversarial Fuherer Bunker."
Consolation Miracle (Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry)
Consolation Miracle (Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry)
"If you have seen my lists, you know I am biased toward the Crab Orchard series but then they keep putting out quality stuff!!"
Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991
Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991
"Also see his Collected Longer Poems."
Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems
Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems
"The Art of the Lathe is fantastic too, as well as Local Knowledge but he shines most in this one!"
Gary Soto: New and Selected Poems
Gary Soto: New and Selected Poems
"Beautiful book, capturing two cultures and making them sing!"
American Rendering: New and Selected Poems
American Rendering: New and Selected Poems
"Superb images, great poems. See his work in Saints and Sinners. Then go read: Ecstatic in the Poison."
Human Wishes (American Poetry Series)
Human Wishes (American Poetry Series)
"I am unsure why he won the Pulitzer for Time and Materials (a later selected works) when his early stuff is 10 times better. He had to share the Pulitzer with a better writer, Philip Shultz who won it for writing about Failures."
Visible Signs: New and Selected Poems (Poets, Penguin)
Visible Signs: New and Selected Poems (Poets, Penguin)
"Funny and better writing than most who often dip ito humor. Reminds me of the writer RON CARLSON."
Blue Lash: Poems
Blue Lash: Poems
"He seems to have disappeared fro the scene. Quite a shame really because his early work is entirely engaging!"
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